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Sweet Thing - Black Orchid

Waldorf , MD

LOCATION

3088 Festival Way
Waldorf, MD US 20601 (map)
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ABOUT US

Sweet Thing-Black Orchid, the most whimsical confections and elegant event design together under one roof. Sweet Thing just makes us giggle. Such fun and silly cakes for any occassion... Read more
Sweet Thing-Black Orchid, the most whimsical confections and elegant event design together under one roof. Sweet Thing just makes us giggle. Such fun and silly cakes for any occassion (who thinks of these things anyway). Black Orchid, well that's the grown up side of the company. The most elegant event development lives here. Chic floral arrangements for all occasions that can be custom made for you. Coordinate your signature cake with your custom made floral arrangements and you'll be the talk of the town. Read less

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INFO FOR FAVORS & GIFTS

Do you offer a catalog of products or custom products?
Custom Products
Do you handle design, printing, and assembly?
Assembly, Design

INFO FOR FLOWERS

Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you provide free or for charge sample arrangements?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Breakdown, Delivery, Setup

INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Tastings
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes
Do you offer private tastings or open house tastings?
Arrangements will be made for large event cakes.
What are your tasting hours?
By appointment.
Describe how you price, such as by slice or by tier, for your cakes?
By the slice.
Does the price include the top tier of the cake?
For some. Please call 301-351-8042 for more details.
Do you offer custom cakes, or do you work with pre-designed styles?
All are custom designed for you.
What (if any) special ingredients, such as fresh fruits or farm-fresh butter, do you use in your cakes?
My mom's secret recipes.....shhh.
On average, how far in advance of the event do you prepare the cake?
At least 2 months.
How many cakes do you schedule for a typical weekend?
3 Wedding cakes. 10-15 "other" cakes.
Will you work with the client's florist to garnish the cake?
Absolutely.
What (if any) cake accessories, such as a cake stand or cake cutter, do you rent out?
N/A
Do you offer delivery? If yes, how much is your average delivery fee?
Yes. Varies by distance. Please call 301-351-8042 for more details.

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Melissa Gohlke
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Melanie is absolutely wonderful!!! She worked to get us exactly what we wanted and was incredibly reasonably priced. She even dealt with the last minute discovery of stairs at our venue that made delivery less than ideal! She is incredibly sweet and professional and, most importantly, makes wonderfully delicious cakes. Everyone raved about how great our cake tasted and even we were shocked that it was even better than the tasting! We loved working with STBO and will definitely continue to be customers long into our marriage! :)
Melanie is absolutely wonderful!!! She worked to get us exactly what we wanted and was incredibly reasonably priced. She Read more...
Melanie is absolutely wonderful!!! She worked to get us exactly what we wanted and was incredibly reasonably priced. She even dealt with the last minute discovery of stairs at our venue that made delivery less than ideal! She is incredibly sweet and professional and, most importantly, makes wonderfully delicious cakes. Everyone raved about how great our cake tasted and even we were shocked that it was even better than the tasting! We loved working with STBO and will definitely continue to be customers long into our marriage! :) Read less
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LaToya
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
STBO made our day the best! The flowers were beautiful and the cupcake cake was delicious! Thank you!

LaToya and Michael
STBO made our day the best! The flowers were beautiful and the cupcake cake was delicious! Thank you!

LaToya and Read more...
STBO made our day the best! The flowers were beautiful and the cupcake cake was delicious! Thank you!

LaToya and Michael Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.9/5.0
Not sure what happened here. Cake tasting was delicious, cake at the reception was awful. Awful to the point that several incredibly rude people commented on it. Owner is very nice and is the utmost professional, but I paid entirely too much money for a cake that tasted like plastic. It was very pretty though.
Not sure what happened here. Cake tasting was delicious, cake at the reception was awful. Awful to the point that several Read more...
Not sure what happened here. Cake tasting was delicious, cake at the reception was awful. Awful to the point that several incredibly rude people commented on it. Owner is very nice and is the utmost professional, but I paid entirely too much money for a cake that tasted like plastic. It was very pretty though. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Bernard
Wedding:
4/5/2014
0.8/5.0
Dry! What more can I say? They promised not to make our cupcakes too far in advance to avoid that, but I guess they had to make them a day or two ahead of time. They tasted old and stale, not moist at all. The presentation was pretty and they were on time, but the taste wasn't worth the money we spent. We also wish they'd had more flavors to choose from.
Dry! What more can I say? They promised not to make our cupcakes too far in advance to avoid that, but I guess they had to Read more...
Dry! What more can I say? They promised not to make our cupcakes too far in advance to avoid that, but I guess they had to make them a day or two ahead of time. They tasted old and stale, not moist at all. The presentation was pretty and they were on time, but the taste wasn't worth the money we spent. We also wish they'd had more flavors to choose from. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Tiana
Wedding:
4/4/2014
4.7/5.0
Melanie and her staff are wonderful. I sought them out just two weeks before my wedding and they were able to not only make a beautifully unique wedding cake for me, but they were also able to execute an even more unique bouquet for me. I was almost in tears by Melanie's helpfulness. I would highly recommend.
Melanie and her staff are wonderful. I sought them out just two weeks before my wedding and they were able to not only Read more...
Melanie and her staff are wonderful. I sought them out just two weeks before my wedding and they were able to not only make a beautifully unique wedding cake for me, but they were also able to execute an even more unique bouquet for me. I was almost in tears by Melanie's helpfulness. I would highly recommend. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
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Janet
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
What a fantastic find! Melanie created a beautiful and delicious cake for our daughter's wedding. We had 3 weeks to get everything together during the holiday rush, and Melanie accommodated us without hesitation. The cake was both beautiful and delicious, and delivery was on time to the venue. The customer service was phenomenal. Melanie is a true professional, very calm while allowing her fun personality and love for creation shine through.
What a fantastic find! Melanie created a beautiful and delicious cake for our daughter's wedding. We had 3 weeks to get Read more...
What a fantastic find! Melanie created a beautiful and delicious cake for our daughter's wedding. We had 3 weeks to get everything together during the holiday rush, and Melanie accommodated us without hesitation. The cake was both beautiful and delicious, and delivery was on time to the venue. The customer service was phenomenal. Melanie is a true professional, very calm while allowing her fun personality and love for creation shine through. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The service was great! I couldn't have asked for a better tasting and gorgous cake that they provided me with! We had a little hicup at the wedding regarding the top tier, but they are making that right for me. No big deal. But they were amazing, showed up on time and made a beautiful cake. Even before the wedding and the tasting was a great experience. I would recommend them! Delicious!
The service was great! I couldn't have asked for a better tasting and gorgous cake that they provided me with! We had a Read more...
The service was great! I couldn't have asked for a better tasting and gorgous cake that they provided me with! We had a little hicup at the wedding regarding the top tier, but they are making that right for me. No big deal. But they were amazing, showed up on time and made a beautiful cake. Even before the wedding and the tasting was a great experience. I would recommend them! Delicious! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Stefanie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie runs an IMMACULATE business. I had the most beautiful and tasty cake and she sat down with me so we could design a cake together. She let me look through the book and condense some different elements from the designs in the book. I had a very tight budget and she worked with me to find the perfect cake within my price range. I wish there was another star because she was wonderful from the start and she has crazy talent for making unique cakes. Also, I originally had another vendor contracted for my cake and he had a personal situation at the last minute, Melanie did all of this for me and I truly truly could not have been happier with her service!!!
Melanie runs an IMMACULATE business. I had the most beautiful and tasty cake and she sat down with me so we could design a Read more...
Melanie runs an IMMACULATE business. I had the most beautiful and tasty cake and she sat down with me so we could design a cake together. She let me look through the book and condense some different elements from the designs in the book. I had a very tight budget and she worked with me to find the perfect cake within my price range. I wish there was another star because she was wonderful from the start and she has crazy talent for making unique cakes. Also, I originally had another vendor contracted for my cake and he had a personal situation at the last minute, Melanie did all of this for me and I truly truly could not have been happier with her service!!! Read less
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Marisa
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We worked with Melanie and her team on day of coordination services. Day of coordination is a bit misleading, because we met with her at the very beginning of planning and in the weeks leading up to the wedding to make sure all of the details were hashed out. It made such a difference in how smoothly the day went. We had initially planned for an outdoor ceremony, but after a week of rain, we had to move it inside. Melanie and her team adapted without batting an eye and helped coordinate all of the vendors and guests. They were very warm and friendly and helped us take care of last minute fires, like a stain on a bridesmaid's dress that they helped get out right before the ceremony started. They helped to make our day so fun and easy and I would definitely recommend them to other brides!
We worked with Melanie and her team on day of coordination services. Day of coordination is a bit misleading, because we Read more...
We worked with Melanie and her team on day of coordination services. Day of coordination is a bit misleading, because we met with her at the very beginning of planning and in the weeks leading up to the wedding to make sure all of the details were hashed out. It made such a difference in how smoothly the day went. We had initially planned for an outdoor ceremony, but after a week of rain, we had to move it inside. Melanie and her team adapted without batting an eye and helped coordinate all of the vendors and guests. They were very warm and friendly and helped us take care of last minute fires, like a stain on a bridesmaid's dress that they helped get out right before the ceremony started. They helped to make our day so fun and easy and I would definitely recommend them to other brides! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding could not have been possible without Melanie's event planning. Everyone told us that something would go wrong and to shrug it off. Melanie and her team made sure that we didn't know if something went wrong because they made it their priority to handle it. We had a 200 person wedding, and I could not have felt more comfortable or ready for the event with Melanie by my side. Melanie went above and beyond to make our day truly special. The cake was beautiful and the decorations were gorgeous. Hiring Sweet Thing Black Orchid is one of the best decisions you can make. They are trustworthy, easy to work with and extremely creative. We would recommend Sweet Thing Black Orchid 100 times over. Thank you so much Melanie and team!
Our dream wedding could not have been possible without Melanie's event planning. Everyone told us that something would go Read more...
Our dream wedding could not have been possible without Melanie's event planning. Everyone told us that something would go wrong and to shrug it off. Melanie and her team made sure that we didn't know if something went wrong because they made it their priority to handle it. We had a 200 person wedding, and I could not have felt more comfortable or ready for the event with Melanie by my side. Melanie went above and beyond to make our day truly special. The cake was beautiful and the decorations were gorgeous. Hiring Sweet Thing Black Orchid is one of the best decisions you can make. They are trustworthy, easy to work with and extremely creative. We would recommend Sweet Thing Black Orchid 100 times over. Thank you so much Melanie and team! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.9/5.0
I ordered a bridal shower cake for a bridal shower I was planning the next day. I was informed they were not busy that particular day and they were able to take my order. I originally wanted the cake to have a photo of the bride and a basic design saying congratulations. But I was inform that was not doable because of the timing and the sugar screen would not be ready. I wanted the cake to have a fall/halloween them because her actual wedding was in October near halloween and she likes halloween type things.My other idea was to have a red chocolate cake but I was informed it couldn't be done in time. So a suggestion was made to have white covering on the outside with chocolate pipping on the sides with red roses and green leaves on top(Her colors red, green, and black). Then have congratulations and the date of the wedding. I thought it was an ok idea given the time constraint. I paid $45 for the initial cake(a basic 8 inch round cake) and the degree of difficulty was an extra $5+ tax. I paid about $53 and some change. I found out later that day I may need the cake early. So I called and asked can it be pick up any time sooner. I was informed the next day that it was not possible. My sister picked up the cake later that day for me. Before I saw the cake my sister told me its not what she expected. I rushed to the area to have a look at the cake. The cake was very basic and looked as though I could have done it myself or got it from the grocery store and did the lettering myself. The cake was not all the way smoothed. It had mismarks on the sides. The piping was just pushed swirls out of the piping bag. Similar to dots around the edge of the cake. It was red and black. There was two white roses at the top and the lettering was not even and did not look professionally made. Also the box the cake was in did not fit the cake. This cake was not at all worth $50. The positives was the chocolate itself was really good even-though the white icing was way too thick.
I ordered a bridal shower cake for a bridal shower I was planning the next day. I was informed they were not busy that Read more...
I ordered a bridal shower cake for a bridal shower I was planning the next day. I was informed they were not busy that particular day and they were able to take my order. I originally wanted the cake to have a photo of the bride and a basic design saying congratulations. But I was inform that was not doable because of the timing and the sugar screen would not be ready. I wanted the cake to have a fall/halloween them because her actual wedding was in October near halloween and she likes halloween type things.My other idea was to have a red chocolate cake but I was informed it couldn't be done in time. So a suggestion was made to have white covering on the outside with chocolate pipping on the sides with red roses and green leaves on top(Her colors red, green, and black). Then have congratulations and the date of the wedding. I thought it was an ok idea given the time constraint. I paid $45 for the initial cake(a basic 8 inch round cake) and the degree of difficulty was an extra $5+ tax. I paid about $53 and some change. I found out later that day I may need the cake early. So I called and asked can it be pick up any time sooner. I was informed the next day that it was not possible. My sister picked up the cake later that day for me. Before I saw the cake my sister told me its not what she expected. I rushed to the area to have a look at the cake. The cake was very basic and looked as though I could have done it myself or got it from the grocery store and did the lettering myself. The cake was not all the way smoothed. It had mismarks on the sides. The piping was just pushed swirls out of the piping bag. Similar to dots around the edge of the cake. It was red and black. There was two white roses at the top and the lettering was not even and did not look professionally made. Also the box the cake was in did not fit the cake. This cake was not at all worth $50. The positives was the chocolate itself was really good even-though the white icing was way too thick. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were out of town and trying to plan a wedding in Washington, DC. Melanie worked with us to ship our cake samples to our homes so we could taste the cakes and decide which one would be the best. The cake arrived at the reception and looked great and tasted great too!
We were out of town and trying to plan a wedding in Washington, DC. Melanie worked with us to ship our cake samples to our Read more...
We were out of town and trying to plan a wedding in Washington, DC. Melanie worked with us to ship our cake samples to our homes so we could taste the cakes and decide which one would be the best. The cake arrived at the reception and looked great and tasted great too! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
My cake tasted great and looked beautiful. This company worked with me on every details to make sure it was exactly what I wanted.
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My cake tasted great and looked beautiful. This company worked with me on every details to make sure it was exactly what I wanted. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie was great! Our cupcakes were on time, beautiful and tasted delicious! I forgot to get a cake topper for our cake stand and it was only 1 week before the wedding so Melanie improvised and I was right to trust her completely. She produced a topper for us and it was Amazing! Thank You
Melanie was great! Our cupcakes were on time, beautiful and tasted delicious! I forgot to get a cake topper for our cake Read more...
Melanie was great! Our cupcakes were on time, beautiful and tasted delicious! I forgot to get a cake topper for our cake stand and it was only 1 week before the wedding so Melanie improvised and I was right to trust her completely. She produced a topper for us and it was Amazing! Thank You Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Alpa
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Melanie did a fantastic job with everything. She was timely, put up our mandap, and the centerpieces and my bouquet were gorgeous. I sent Melanie pics via Pinterest of my vision and she duplicated it exactly.
Melanie did a fantastic job with everything. She was timely, put up our mandap, and the centerpieces and my bouquet were Read more...
Melanie did a fantastic job with everything. She was timely, put up our mandap, and the centerpieces and my bouquet were gorgeous. I sent Melanie pics via Pinterest of my vision and she duplicated it exactly. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Tiffani
Wedding:
6/21/2013
4.7/5.0
The cake was beautiful and delicious...
The cake was beautiful and delicious...
The cake was beautiful and delicious... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Soyini
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Upon our first meeting with Melanie of Sweet Thing Black Orchid, we knew that we were making the right selection to have them do our wedding cake. She described all of the options for us, and brought samples for us to try. We designed our own cake and they were very responsive to our needs and changes. On the day of the wedding, the cake arrived on-time and their staff provided the set-up of the gorgeous cake! We were extremely pleased with how the cake looked and tasted. Our guests continue to ask us where we got the cake and we do not hesitate to tell them, "Sweet Thing Black Orchid!" Thank you so much for making our special day that much more special.
Mr. & Mrs. Brian and Soyini (Taylor) Walton
Upon our first meeting with Melanie of Sweet Thing Black Orchid, we knew that we were making the right selection to have Read more...
Upon our first meeting with Melanie of Sweet Thing Black Orchid, we knew that we were making the right selection to have them do our wedding cake. She described all of the options for us, and brought samples for us to try. We designed our own cake and they were very responsive to our needs and changes. On the day of the wedding, the cake arrived on-time and their staff provided the set-up of the gorgeous cake! We were extremely pleased with how the cake looked and tasted. Our guests continue to ask us where we got the cake and we do not hesitate to tell them, "Sweet Thing Black Orchid!" Thank you so much for making our special day that much more special.
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Melanie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
4.8/5.0
We engaged Melanie initially as our florist, then decided we would like her to help with day of wedding coordination. We were so happy that we did and attribute a large part of the success of our wedding events to Sweet Thing - Black Orchid's hard work! Her amazing support in helping to coordinate our wedding day (and at short notice!), attention to detail, calm demeanor and professionalism were much appreciated by all! It was so pleasant to work with her and everyone who interacted with her said the same!
We engaged Melanie initially as our florist, then decided we would like her to help with day of wedding coordination. We Read more...
We engaged Melanie initially as our florist, then decided we would like her to help with day of wedding coordination. We were so happy that we did and attribute a large part of the success of our wedding events to Sweet Thing - Black Orchid's hard work! Her amazing support in helping to coordinate our wedding day (and at short notice!), attention to detail, calm demeanor and professionalism were much appreciated by all! It was so pleasant to work with her and everyone who interacted with her said the same! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!! You two and your family were amazing. We appreciate being a part of your day and wish you all the best.
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
The cake at the rehearsal dinner and reception were both amazing! They looked great it was hard to want to cut into them, but it was well worth it! I would only comment about making sure you keep in contact and double check everything before hand so everyone is on the same page. We wanted buttercream frosting, but got fondant instead, but it was the best fondant I tasted (and we had a lot of cake tastings)!
The cake at the rehearsal dinner and reception were both amazing! They looked great it was hard to want to cut into them, Read more...
The cake at the rehearsal dinner and reception were both amazing! They looked great it was hard to want to cut into them, but it was well worth it! I would only comment about making sure you keep in contact and double check everything before hand so everyone is on the same page. We wanted buttercream frosting, but got fondant instead, but it was the best fondant I tasted (and we had a lot of cake tastings)! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you Nicole. The two of your were a complete pleasure to work with. We are working on the communication....thanks for the constructive input! We wish you both many years of happiness together.
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April
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
There are not enough stars to give! I absolutely LOVED Melanie and Sweet Thing - Black Orchid. She was FABULOUS! From the very first time my mom and I met her, we fell in love with her warm personality and infectious smile, we knew right away that we wanted her to do the flowers for the wedding - even before we go the quote!
Melanie was so wonderful to work with. She was incredibly patient and really took the time to listen to what I wanted (and to help me figure out what I wanted when I didn't know) and she really worked with our budget. She came up with beautiful substitutions and great creative ideas to help get the look I wanted while working within my budget. When, after our first meeting, I completely changed my mind about what I wanted, Melanie met with us a second time and went through it all again. She was wonderful.
The day of the wedding Melanie went far above and beyond, even helping to move chairs for the ceremony (which she did not have to do)! When the flower I had wanted for my hair was too heavy, she quickly made a new option. She stayed all the way through to the start of the ceremony making sure everything was perfect. She was so incredibly helpful, I really can't say enough good things! I want to have another wedding just so I can work with Melanie again!

Melanie also made the "groom's cake" that we had at the rehearsal dinner as a surprise for my husband. It was a cake in the shape of a football helmet from his alma mater. I seriously think it may have been his favorite part of the weekend. The cake looked great and tasted great too! Next time I need a fancy cake, I know who to call!
There are not enough stars to give! I absolutely LOVED Melanie and Sweet Thing - Black Orchid. She was FABULOUS! From the Read more...
There are not enough stars to give! I absolutely LOVED Melanie and Sweet Thing - Black Orchid. She was FABULOUS! From the very first time my mom and I met her, we fell in love with her warm personality and infectious smile, we knew right away that we wanted her to do the flowers for the wedding - even before we go the quote!
Melanie was so wonderful to work with. She was incredibly patient and really took the time to listen to what I wanted (and to help me figure out what I wanted when I didn't know) and she really worked with our budget. She came up with beautiful substitutions and great creative ideas to help get the look I wanted while working within my budget. When, after our first meeting, I completely changed my mind about what I wanted, Melanie met with us a second time and went through it all again. She was wonderful.
The day of the wedding Melanie went far above and beyond, even helping to move chairs for the ceremony (which she did not have to do)! When the flower I had wanted for my hair was too heavy, she quickly made a new option. She stayed all the way through to the start of the ceremony making sure everything was perfect. She was so incredibly helpful, I really can't say enough good things! I want to have another wedding just so I can work with Melanie again!

Melanie also made the "groom's cake" that we had at the rehearsal dinner as a surprise for my husband. It was a cake in the shape of a football helmet from his alma mater. I seriously think it may have been his favorite part of the weekend. The cake looked great and tasted great too! Next time I need a fancy cake, I know who to call! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Melanie is such a wonderful person and business owner. She was right on point with having the flowers and cakes delivered on time and even made a change to the plans at the last minute to have my bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets delivered to the hotel I was getting ready at. Everything was beautiful!
Melanie is such a wonderful person and business owner. She was right on point with having the flowers and cakes delivered Read more...
Melanie is such a wonderful person and business owner. She was right on point with having the flowers and cakes delivered on time and even made a change to the plans at the last minute to have my bouquet and bridesmaids bouquets delivered to the hotel I was getting ready at. Everything was beautiful! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
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mary
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.0/5.0
Melanie was extremely friendly and flexible to work with. She actually drove out to meet us for the initial tasting and spent time creating a frosting recipe that was more to our taste. She mailed us two additional tastings after the first, just to make sure we had what we wanted even before we booked her. The second sample (almond sour cream cake with pear and raspberry filling) was delicious and what we finally selected.

For the cake design, they sent us an initial document with a mockup of the cake based on the photos we showed her at the initial tasting and they were happy to change it based on our comments.

When the cake arrived on site, I was disappointed with the way it looked. The quality of the cake decorating was not on par with what we saw in Sweet Thing Black Orchid's online gallery or the other reviews (it seemed a little hastily thrown together) and the decorations didn't really look like they were made from fondant, but regular icing squeezed from a tube. It also tasted different than the last sample we received. I am not sure what went wrong with the cake and the decorating, but it was the only thing in our wedding we were disappointed by.
Melanie was extremely friendly and flexible to work with. She actually drove out to meet us for the initial tasting and Read more...
Melanie was extremely friendly and flexible to work with. She actually drove out to meet us for the initial tasting and spent time creating a frosting recipe that was more to our taste. She mailed us two additional tastings after the first, just to make sure we had what we wanted even before we booked her. The second sample (almond sour cream cake with pear and raspberry filling) was delicious and what we finally selected.

For the cake design, they sent us an initial document with a mockup of the cake based on the photos we showed her at the initial tasting and they were happy to change it based on our comments.

When the cake arrived on site, I was disappointed with the way it looked. The quality of the cake decorating was not on par with what we saw in Sweet Thing Black Orchid's online gallery or the other reviews (it seemed a little hastily thrown together) and the decorations didn't really look like they were made from fondant, but regular icing squeezed from a tube. It also tasted different than the last sample we received. I am not sure what went wrong with the cake and the decorating, but it was the only thing in our wedding we were disappointed by. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.8/5.0
Melanie and her team were awesome!!! So loved working with her!!! She was one of my favorite vendors to deal with. She is great at handling difficult vendors for you and unexpected events. Their services are a great value for what you end up getting from these ladies. My flowers were gorgeous and the cake was tasty. I was truly impressed and would use her for future events down the line. I could go on and on, but to sum it up. You can't go wrong with this vendor.

Thanks Melanie!!
Melanie and her team were awesome!!! So loved working with her!!! She was one of my favorite vendors to deal with. She is Read more...
Melanie and her team were awesome!!! So loved working with her!!! She was one of my favorite vendors to deal with. She is great at handling difficult vendors for you and unexpected events. Their services are a great value for what you end up getting from these ladies. My flowers were gorgeous and the cake was tasty. I was truly impressed and would use her for future events down the line. I could go on and on, but to sum it up. You can't go wrong with this vendor.

Thanks Melanie!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Wedding Planning
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rmmilne
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Fantastic cake! It showed up on time, just like I'd imagined it. The cake was moist and not too sweet, since I'm not a huge fan of "cake" in general. I've had several pieces since the wedding, and we did freeze the top layer, since we'd had enough cake for 150 people but only ended up having 110. I can't wait for our anniversary so that we can get another "top" for us to share! Very worth it!
Fantastic cake! It showed up on time, just like I'd imagined it. The cake was moist and not too sweet, since I'm not a Read more...
Fantastic cake! It showed up on time, just like I'd imagined it. The cake was moist and not too sweet, since I'm not a huge fan of "cake" in general. I've had several pieces since the wedding, and we did freeze the top layer, since we'd had enough cake for 150 people but only ended up having 110. I can't wait for our anniversary so that we can get another "top" for us to share! Very worth it! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
That cake was delicious and beautiful! It looked so pretty we didn't want to mess it up by cutting it but we did and wore some of it on our noses!
That cake was delicious and beautiful! It looked so pretty we didn't want to mess it up by cutting it but we did and wore Read more...
That cake was delicious and beautiful! It looked so pretty we didn't want to mess it up by cutting it but we did and wore some of it on our noses! Read less
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Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jenni & Boston! I so glad your were pleased with your cake....we have fun making it for you. Wishing you two the best....forever!
-Melanie & Team STBO
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wildones
Wedding:
8/28/2011
4.9/5.0
i am so grateful that all my vendors made it to the venue despite the effects of hurricane irene. though she had no power, melanie was there with all my bouquets, petals for the tables, and flowers for the guys and moms. she was always super professional whenever we emailed or spoke over the phone. my bouquet was GORGEOUS and exactly what i wanted. the silk flowers that i ordered looked exactly like their real counterparts.

i also received invaluable advice about cake ordering from melanie. i can't thank her enough.
i am so grateful that all my vendors made it to the venue despite the effects of hurricane irene. though she had no power, Read more...
i am so grateful that all my vendors made it to the venue despite the effects of hurricane irene. though she had no power, melanie was there with all my bouquets, petals for the tables, and flowers for the guys and moms. she was always super professional whenever we emailed or spoke over the phone. my bouquet was GORGEOUS and exactly what i wanted. the silk flowers that i ordered looked exactly like their real counterparts.

i also received invaluable advice about cake ordering from melanie. i can't thank her enough. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you - I'm so glad you liked your flowers.....we were determined to make sure Irene didn't get in the way from our perspective!! So glad everything worked out for you. Congratulations and may the two of you live long in love....rain or shine.
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Jawan
Wedding:
8/21/2011
2.4/5.0
I was planning a wedding in another state, so my family stepped in to help. I was excited when they recommended Sweet Thing Black Orchid.

After viewing the website, I contacted Sweet Thing Black Orchid to set up a tasting.  They do not have an official store so someone came out to my parent's home to conduct a tasting. The cake was good and owner, Melanie, seemed nice and accommodating. What really sold my husband and I was the fact that they offered to make a new cake topper for our 1yr Anniversary. We thought that was a great option compared to a year old frozen cake. 

My wedding took place August 21, 2011. The cake was beautiful. The red velvet layer was delicious. However, the wedding cake flavor was a little dry.

A month before my anniversary, I emailed Melanie, informing her of a trip I was planning to celebrate our anniversary. I also told her I wanted the cake to be shipped a little early. She said, "Your Wish is my Command". In addition, she said,  we can ship cakes but its not preferred, depending on the weather it can get a bit messy". This was not told to us during the wedding planning process!  That was the main reason we went with Sweet Thing Black Orchid.  

Next, I received an email from Melanie a day before the cake was suppose to arrive, stating, "We wanted to let you know that we're having a very difficult time stabilizing frosting and cakes due to the hot weather. They have been arriving in very poor non edible conditions even with dry ice". And they wanted to offer the option of a $25 dollar gift certificate or shipping the topper to when the weather cools down a little bit more.

I was devastated.  If there was a chance that the cake would be undeliverable, we should have been told that at our first meeting. So we would have the option to keep the original topper, just in case.  My anniversary was ruined and our memories are forever tarnished.  

Don't fall for that incentive unless you are local.
I was planning a wedding in another state, so my family stepped in to help. I was excited when they recommended Sweet Read more...
I was planning a wedding in another state, so my family stepped in to help. I was excited when they recommended Sweet Thing Black Orchid.

After viewing the website, I contacted Sweet Thing Black Orchid to set up a tasting.  They do not have an official store so someone came out to my parent's home to conduct a tasting. The cake was good and owner, Melanie, seemed nice and accommodating. What really sold my husband and I was the fact that they offered to make a new cake topper for our 1yr Anniversary. We thought that was a great option compared to a year old frozen cake. 

My wedding took place August 21, 2011. The cake was beautiful. The red velvet layer was delicious. However, the wedding cake flavor was a little dry.

A month before my anniversary, I emailed Melanie, informing her of a trip I was planning to celebrate our anniversary. I also told her I wanted the cake to be shipped a little early. She said, "Your Wish is my Command". In addition, she said,  we can ship cakes but its not preferred, depending on the weather it can get a bit messy". This was not told to us during the wedding planning process!  That was the main reason we went with Sweet Thing Black Orchid.  

Next, I received an email from Melanie a day before the cake was suppose to arrive, stating, "We wanted to let you know that we're having a very difficult time stabilizing frosting and cakes due to the hot weather. They have been arriving in very poor non edible conditions even with dry ice". And they wanted to offer the option of a $25 dollar gift certificate or shipping the topper to when the weather cools down a little bit more.

I was devastated.  If there was a chance that the cake would be undeliverable, we should have been told that at our first meeting. So we would have the option to keep the original topper, just in case.  My anniversary was ruined and our memories are forever tarnished.  

Don't fall for that incentive unless you are local. Read less
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nmore002
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Melanie was phenominal. She patiently worked with us through all of our changes to create a wonderful cake and beautiful flowers for our wedding. She worked with our budget to make our dream wedding a reality. She provided beautiful flowers at an affordable price without sacrifing the quality of the product. We received several complinents on our cake and our flowers. We opted for fake flowers but they looked amazingly real. I would work with Melanie again anytime.
Melanie was phenominal. She patiently worked with us through all of our changes to create a wonderful cake and beautiful Read more...
Melanie was phenominal. She patiently worked with us through all of our changes to create a wonderful cake and beautiful flowers for our wedding. She worked with our budget to make our dream wedding a reality. She provided beautiful flowers at an affordable price without sacrifing the quality of the product. We received several complinents on our cake and our flowers. We opted for fake flowers but they looked amazingly real. I would work with Melanie again anytime. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thanks you two. Your where both such a pleasure to work with. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your special day. Wishing you love and happiness forever.
-Melanie
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betnjohn
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.7/5.0
As soon as we met Melanie, we knew she was the one for us! She is so easy to work with, she immediately feels like one of your best friends. We ran SOOO many ideas past her & changed things up a few times, but she never failed to find what we liked! Even though we didn't get the beautiful outdoor ceremony we had planned for 1 1/2 yrs, she still made everything gorgeous--THANK YOU MELANIE!!!!
As soon as we met Melanie, we knew she was the one for us! She is so easy to work with, she immediately feels like one of Read more...
As soon as we met Melanie, we knew she was the one for us! She is so easy to work with, she immediately feels like one of your best friends. We ran SOOO many ideas past her & changed things up a few times, but she never failed to find what we liked! Even though we didn't get the beautiful outdoor ceremony we had planned for 1 1/2 yrs, she still made everything gorgeous--THANK YOU MELANIE!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Awe,thank you Betty. My heart broke for the two of you when the rain came, but as I always say ...love marches on. You were an amazingly beautiful bride none the less. Thank you for allowing my team and I to be a part of your wedding day, it was our pleasure. Live long in love...always.
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Maja
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
I am so glad I decided to have a coordinator. Melanie and the team made my wedding day run smoothly and stress free. I am so glad I found her and once I did it was no question I was going to hire her. The flowers were amazing and she works with your budget if you have one. I also have referred some friends to Melanie because I was that pleased.
I am so glad I decided to have a coordinator. Melanie and the team made my wedding day run smoothly and stress free. I am Read more...
I am so glad I decided to have a coordinator. Melanie and the team made my wedding day run smoothly and stress free. I am so glad I found her and once I did it was no question I was going to hire her. The flowers were amazing and she works with your budget if you have one. I also have referred some friends to Melanie because I was that pleased. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Maja! We really enjoyed working with you. Your wedding was beautiful, well planned and elegant. It was our pleasure to work with you both, along with your wonderful friends and family. Love and happiness always!!
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Tiffany
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.8/5.0
This company was terrific. Professionalism was amazing and the quality and decor of my cake, flowers and candles were amazing. I will greatly recommend this business to anyone and everyone.
This company was terrific. Professionalism was amazing and the quality and decor of my cake, flowers and candles were Read more...
This company was terrific. Professionalism was amazing and the quality and decor of my cake, flowers and candles were amazing. I will greatly recommend this business to anyone and everyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Awwww. Thank you Tiffany and thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day. Here's to many years of happiness for the two of you.
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Amy
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved Melanie!! We hired her for day-of coordination and we couldn't have pulled off the wedding day without her and her team. Melanie met with us twice before the wedding, attended the rehearsal, and received countless emails and phone calls from me regarding vendors and logistics. She always got back to me right away. On the day of the wedding she made the trains run on time. She was calm and on the ball and her team was so helpful...always offering to do something or get something. I would recommend Melanie to anyone and highly recommend if you're thinking about saving a little money by doing the coordinating yourself the day of the wedding - DON'T - you'll be glad she was there so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day.
We loved Melanie!! We hired her for day-of coordination and we couldn't have pulled off the wedding day without her and Read more...
We loved Melanie!! We hired her for day-of coordination and we couldn't have pulled off the wedding day without her and her team. Melanie met with us twice before the wedding, attended the rehearsal, and received countless emails and phone calls from me regarding vendors and logistics. She always got back to me right away. On the day of the wedding she made the trains run on time. She was calm and on the ball and her team was so helpful...always offering to do something or get something. I would recommend Melanie to anyone and highly recommend if you're thinking about saving a little money by doing the coordinating yourself the day of the wedding - DON'T - you'll be glad she was there so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Amy, thank you so much. It was truly my pleasure. You and Cliff are a fantastic couple and you were awesome to work with. My team and I enjoyed your beautiful wedding and are thankful to have been a part of it. Here's to a lifetime of happiness to you both.
-Melanie
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RYAN
Wedding:
4/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Where to start with this wonderful company… I had my wedding in April of 2011 and I first starting working with STBO in Oct of 2010. I found the company through Wedding Wire. When I had my first interaction with STBO a lady named Melanie picked up the phone & I had asked if she can design a cake for my wedding, she said "Ok, When would you like to meet?" At that time, my schedule was pretty crazy so, Melanie met me late the next evening. When my husband & I met with Melanie that night she had blown us out of the water with her smile, amazing personality, professionalism and her amazing pricing. As time as gone by, I explained to Melanie that I am shopping around… Everywhere I went, I just kept thinking about the amazing customer service that Melanie had provided along with her smile. After about 10 different cake tastings I called Melanie and told her I wanted to go with STBO. After a few more meetings not only did Melanie design my wedding cake but she made all the wedding favors, designed the wedding location with decor, and the most important part, her coordination the day of the wedding - She insured that there was no negative impact on my husband & I and Melanie and her team made the day run smoothly. I just wanted to send a BIG Thanks to Melanie and all of her team members at STBO for making our day as special as I could ever have imagined it.
Where to start with this wonderful company… I had my wedding in April of 2011 and I first starting working with STBO in Read more...
Where to start with this wonderful company… I had my wedding in April of 2011 and I first starting working with STBO in Oct of 2010. I found the company through Wedding Wire. When I had my first interaction with STBO a lady named Melanie picked up the phone & I had asked if she can design a cake for my wedding, she said "Ok, When would you like to meet?" At that time, my schedule was pretty crazy so, Melanie met me late the next evening. When my husband & I met with Melanie that night she had blown us out of the water with her smile, amazing personality, professionalism and her amazing pricing. As time as gone by, I explained to Melanie that I am shopping around… Everywhere I went, I just kept thinking about the amazing customer service that Melanie had provided along with her smile. After about 10 different cake tastings I called Melanie and told her I wanted to go with STBO. After a few more meetings not only did Melanie design my wedding cake but she made all the wedding favors, designed the wedding location with decor, and the most important part, her coordination the day of the wedding - She insured that there was no negative impact on my husband & I and Melanie and her team made the day run smoothly. I just wanted to send a BIG Thanks to Melanie and all of her team members at STBO for making our day as special as I could ever have imagined it. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

RYAN & DOMINIC...where to begin with you two? We had soooo much fun coordinating your wedding and just watching the two of you enjoy your friends and family. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your super special day!!!! Love and Happiness forever.
-Melanie
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Tiffany
Wedding:
12/24/2010
4.8/5.0
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. The flowers were fresh and beautiful. We were happy with both the wedding cake and flowers for the ceremony.Great job Sweet Thing-Black Orchid.
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. The flowers were fresh and beautiful. We were happy with both the Read more...
The cake looked beautiful and tasted even better. The flowers were fresh and beautiful. We were happy with both the wedding cake and flowers for the ceremony.Great job Sweet Thing-Black Orchid. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much ladies. We enjoyed working with you. We wish the two of you a beautiful life together.
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Jamie
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Melanie from Sweet Thing Black Orchid was absolutely wonderful. She provided my husband's groom's cake for our wedding. From start to finish, she was professional, friendly, and easy to work with. From the moment we met her, we knew that she was the perfect person to make our groom's cake. She offered to come into the city we live in to set up our initial meeting. She came fully prepared with a sketchpad and samples of her delicious cakes. As we told her what we envisioned, she listened to us and made very helpful suggestions (ex: I would have never thought about having a decorative cake board). One of the things that I really liked about her was that she didn't push us to sign a contract with her on the spot. After we decided to go with her company, Melanie was quick to send us all the information we needed and she was always easy to get in touch with. She made us a stunning cake which everybody oohed and ahhed about at the reception. We went with a milk chocolate cake with milk chocolate frosting and it was beyond delicious. I would refer anyone who needs a cake to Sweet Thing Black Orchid. It was a great experience from start to finish.
Melanie from Sweet Thing Black Orchid was absolutely wonderful. She provided my husband's groom's cake for our wedding. Read more...
Melanie from Sweet Thing Black Orchid was absolutely wonderful. She provided my husband's groom's cake for our wedding. From start to finish, she was professional, friendly, and easy to work with. From the moment we met her, we knew that she was the perfect person to make our groom's cake. She offered to come into the city we live in to set up our initial meeting. She came fully prepared with a sketchpad and samples of her delicious cakes. As we told her what we envisioned, she listened to us and made very helpful suggestions (ex: I would have never thought about having a decorative cake board). One of the things that I really liked about her was that she didn't push us to sign a contract with her on the spot. After we decided to go with her company, Melanie was quick to send us all the information we needed and she was always easy to get in touch with. She made us a stunning cake which everybody oohed and ahhed about at the reception. We went with a milk chocolate cake with milk chocolate frosting and it was beyond delicious. I would refer anyone who needs a cake to Sweet Thing Black Orchid. It was a great experience from start to finish. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jamie! It was our pleasure. As I told the crew about your "M" cake story, we all wished we could have been there. Thank you for the opportunity and we're wishing the two of you the happiest life together.
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G&J
Wedding:
8/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Sweet Thing Black Orchid. We hired them for day-of wedding coordination and they did all of our bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. From the second we met Melanie, we knew we were in great hands. She worked with us to come up with flower arrangements that not only fit within our tight budget, but that were exactly what we had pictured for the big day. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Melanie sat down with us to get every single detail in order, provided much needed advice and referrals, and was able to keep us calm when all the details of the wedding day were becoming overwhelming. On the day of the wedding, Melanie and her team seemed to be everywhere at once, getting everything set up (absolutely perfectly!) at both the ceremony and reception locations, and helping to get the bridal party ready and keep everyone on track with our time table. The entire wedding day went off without a hitch, we didn't have to worry about a single thing and were able to completely enjoy our wedding day, and we have Melanie and STBO to thank for it. I think my husband put it best when at the end of the night he told her that we felt like we were robbing her because of all STBO did for us at such an amazingly reasonable price. :) Many thanks to Melanie and her team for making our special day absolutely perfect!
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Sweet Thing Black Orchid. We hired them for day-of wedding coordination Read more...
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about Sweet Thing Black Orchid. We hired them for day-of wedding coordination and they did all of our bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres. From the second we met Melanie, we knew we were in great hands. She worked with us to come up with flower arrangements that not only fit within our tight budget, but that were exactly what we had pictured for the big day. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Melanie sat down with us to get every single detail in order, provided much needed advice and referrals, and was able to keep us calm when all the details of the wedding day were becoming overwhelming. On the day of the wedding, Melanie and her team seemed to be everywhere at once, getting everything set up (absolutely perfectly!) at both the ceremony and reception locations, and helping to get the bridal party ready and keep everyone on track with our time table. The entire wedding day went off without a hitch, we didn't have to worry about a single thing and were able to completely enjoy our wedding day, and we have Melanie and STBO to thank for it. I think my husband put it best when at the end of the night he told her that we felt like we were robbing her because of all STBO did for us at such an amazingly reasonable price. :) Many thanks to Melanie and her team for making our special day absolutely perfect! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Vsimmons
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Sweet Black Orchid, under the guidance of Melanie Nwosu, were supremely organized, efficient and personable. Ms. Nwosu managed our wedding party of 20 and handled every imaginable detail on the day of the day of the wedding. Her personal care and attention made us feel relaxed and able to enjoy our special day
Sweet Black Orchid, under the guidance of Melanie Nwosu, were supremely organized, efficient and personable. Ms. Nwosu Read more...
Sweet Black Orchid, under the guidance of Melanie Nwosu, were supremely organized, efficient and personable. Ms. Nwosu managed our wedding party of 20 and handled every imaginable detail on the day of the day of the wedding. Her personal care and attention made us feel relaxed and able to enjoy our special day Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

To our bride and groom from heaven...Thank you so much. We truly enjoyed working with you both, along with your friends and family (what an awesome bunch). We are honored to have been a part of your beautiful wedding day.
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Candice
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Melanie and her team were wonderful to work with!!! They delivered the most tasty and moist red velvet cake my family has ever tasted, and my dad knows red velvet! :) She was very detailed oriented and it showed in her work. At our initial meeting, she was sweet and professional and her cake was displayed beautifully, even for small samples of cake! My family was very impressed. I would work with Melanie again and again for future special ocassions!
Melanie and her team were wonderful to work with!!! They delivered the most tasty and moist red velvet cake my family has Read more...
Melanie and her team were wonderful to work with!!! They delivered the most tasty and moist red velvet cake my family has ever tasted, and my dad knows red velvet! :) She was very detailed oriented and it showed in her work. At our initial meeting, she was sweet and professional and her cake was displayed beautifully, even for small samples of cake! My family was very impressed. I would work with Melanie again and again for future special ocassions! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you Candice! Your cake idea was simply beautiful and we enjoyed executing it. Here's to a beautiful life together with your new hubby. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day.
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noel
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVE Melanie. We are horribly disorganized and after each meeting we would sigh of relief, because she made the planning process so much easier. She's a true professional and made sure that the wedding went smoothly and would notify us ahead of time for the first song and cake cutting. Her staff decorated the reception area beautifully and exactly as we wanted and I will never forget that she made sure that the ceremony area was set up at the correct location, when it wasn't in the beginning.

She also did our wedding and grooms cake and when we asked for an unusal cake shape (a pyramid and a sphinx), she got all excited and worked with us on the design. The cakes turned out absolutely gorgeous and I wasn't even able to taste all three flavours we selected, because the guests devoured them in minutes...it was that tasty. We are still being asked if we have any left over cake and after well over a week it being in and out of the fridge it's still soft and moist and yummy.
I can't thank Melanie and her team enough for making our day wonderful.
I absolutely LOVE Melanie. We are horribly disorganized and after each meeting we would sigh of relief, because she made Read more...
I absolutely LOVE Melanie. We are horribly disorganized and after each meeting we would sigh of relief, because she made the planning process so much easier. She's a true professional and made sure that the wedding went smoothly and would notify us ahead of time for the first song and cake cutting. Her staff decorated the reception area beautifully and exactly as we wanted and I will never forget that she made sure that the ceremony area was set up at the correct location, when it wasn't in the beginning.

She also did our wedding and grooms cake and when we asked for an unusal cake shape (a pyramid and a sphinx), she got all excited and worked with us on the design. The cakes turned out absolutely gorgeous and I wasn't even able to taste all three flavours we selected, because the guests devoured them in minutes...it was that tasty. We are still being asked if we have any left over cake and after well over a week it being in and out of the fridge it's still soft and moist and yummy.
I can't thank Melanie and her team enough for making our day wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you two so much! I had a great time working with you! Your wedding was fanatastic and genuinely a celebration of you two and your beautiful family and friends. Thank you for letting us share in that!
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marlob
Wedding:
3/20/2010
4.8/5.0
What a beautiful cake! That is what both my guess and myself had to say. lol

After having met Melanie (owner of the company) and tasting the samples she brought, for our consultation, I've got to tell you I could not wait to have the real thing! I was not disappointed! Though upon second thought I think I would have preferred frosting better than fondant. But it was still delicious. I shamefully ordered enough for 140 but only expected 115 guest (I never called to change the number of people I was expecting) so I could have extra because the cake was so delightful to myself and my daughter. lol *sigh now I want more. lol
What a beautiful cake! That is what both my guess and myself had to say. lol

After having met Melanie (owner of Read more...
What a beautiful cake! That is what both my guess and myself had to say. lol

After having met Melanie (owner of the company) and tasting the samples she brought, for our consultation, I've got to tell you I could not wait to have the real thing! I was not disappointed! Though upon second thought I think I would have preferred frosting better than fondant. But it was still delicious. I shamefully ordered enough for 140 but only expected 115 guest (I never called to change the number of people I was expecting) so I could have extra because the cake was so delightful to myself and my daughter. lol *sigh now I want more. lol Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Ahhhh, thanks Marlo! I have to tell ya, I absolutely adored your topper. A fun cake indeed. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your day!
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H&G
Wedding:
2/6/2010
5.0/5.0
AMAZING,AMAZING,AMAZING! Melanie and her girls literally made our day. My new husband and I were a bit nervous about using a wedding planner because of all of the crazy stuff you see oon TV, but Melanie and her team put us at ease from the start....
They literally did everthing almost for us (even some things we were supposed to do ourselves).
It was really cool too because they were all wire up and in black at the reception (like a movie or something). The team was so professional and very accomodating.
Thak you a million times!!!
AMAZING,AMAZING,AMAZING! Melanie and her girls literally made our day. My new husband and I were a bit nervous about using Read more...
AMAZING,AMAZING,AMAZING! Melanie and her girls literally made our day. My new husband and I were a bit nervous about using a wedding planner because of all of the crazy stuff you see oon TV, but Melanie and her team put us at ease from the start....
They literally did everthing almost for us (even some things we were supposed to do ourselves).
It was really cool too because they were all wire up and in black at the reception (like a movie or something). The team was so professional and very accomodating.
Thak you a million times!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Harlow and Greg,
Thank you and congratulations again. A simply fabulous and perfect wedding!! STBO
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juliaandmark
Wedding:
1/23/2010
4.9/5.0
Sweet Thing Black Orchid was my second favorite that I had tasted, but my first favorite vendor missed an appointment, so we went with our close second. Melanie met us at a location near our house and brought some requested cake flavors. She then sat with us and got a feel for how we wanted our cake to look. She then sent us a computer image mock-up, and then quickly adapted when I decided I wanted something completely different. Also, they were kind enough to work with us about a month and a half out from the event, and they even gave us a discount when we expressed budget concerns. We were very happy with the experience.
The only negative thing that I have to say involves what must have been a miscommunication between us. Our original specified design had one layer of chocolate, one layer of red velvet, and one layer of butter flavor, but when I contacted her with some changes it went to four layers. We never discussed what flavor the additional layer would be, so they filled in with an additional red velvet flavor. I would have preferred it to have been chocolate, but again, I never told them what I wanted, so it was definitely partially my fault. The other issue was that I told them that I wanted buttercream icing, but the actual cake had fondant on it. I later found out that they were worried about the way that the design I wanted would look in buttercream, so a last minute change was made. I wasn’t overcharged, and their fondant was actually very delicious, but it wasn’t what I wanted. Guests were telling me that they loved the cake, but some also said that they just peeled off the fondant. Again, delicious and not extra money, but not what I expected.
In the end, the cake was yummy, beautiful, and inexpensive. We were happy!
Sweet Thing Black Orchid was my second favorite that I had tasted, but my first favorite vendor missed an appointment, so Read more...
Sweet Thing Black Orchid was my second favorite that I had tasted, but my first favorite vendor missed an appointment, so we went with our close second. Melanie met us at a location near our house and brought some requested cake flavors. She then sat with us and got a feel for how we wanted our cake to look. She then sent us a computer image mock-up, and then quickly adapted when I decided I wanted something completely different. Also, they were kind enough to work with us about a month and a half out from the event, and they even gave us a discount when we expressed budget concerns. We were very happy with the experience.
The only negative thing that I have to say involves what must have been a miscommunication between us. Our original specified design had one layer of chocolate, one layer of red velvet, and one layer of butter flavor, but when I contacted her with some changes it went to four layers. We never discussed what flavor the additional layer would be, so they filled in with an additional red velvet flavor. I would have preferred it to have been chocolate, but again, I never told them what I wanted, so it was definitely partially my fault. The other issue was that I told them that I wanted buttercream icing, but the actual cake had fondant on it. I later found out that they were worried about the way that the design I wanted would look in buttercream, so a last minute change was made. I wasn’t overcharged, and their fondant was actually very delicious, but it wasn’t what I wanted. Guests were telling me that they loved the cake, but some also said that they just peeled off the fondant. Again, delicious and not extra money, but not what I expected.
In the end, the cake was yummy, beautiful, and inexpensive. We were happy! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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tenseywensey
Wedding:
12/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Actually "stumbled" upon Melanie Nowsu and her Sweet Thing Black Orchid brand... and I am so glad I did. Her presentation/tasting was exceptional. I gave her some basic ideas, she saw my theme and on the spot came up with marvelous ideas which she executed wonderfully. The cake was beautiful. In addition, she delivered during the BLIZZARD of 2009! Who could ask for anything more? Well, more is that the cake was incredibly delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend Sweet Thing Black Orchid!
Actually "stumbled" upon Melanie Nowsu and her Sweet Thing Black Orchid brand... and I am so glad I did. Her Read more...
Actually "stumbled" upon Melanie Nowsu and her Sweet Thing Black Orchid brand... and I am so glad I did. Her presentation/tasting was exceptional. I gave her some basic ideas, she saw my theme and on the spot came up with marvelous ideas which she executed wonderfully. The cake was beautiful. In addition, she delivered during the BLIZZARD of 2009! Who could ask for anything more? Well, more is that the cake was incredibly delicious. I would HIGHLY recommend Sweet Thing Black Orchid! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much! Your cake was so much fun to design-we loved the challenge. As for the snow storm........love marches on-glad you went ahead with the celebration. Congratulations to you both and best wishes for a fabulous life together!
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Louise
Wedding:
10/16/2009
4.8/5.0
I cannot glorify this bakery enough!! People are still talking about the look and taste of the wedding cake!! It was a big hit!! I completely recommend Cake Studio for all brides, you will not be disappointed. From initial consultation to delivery, Sonia is all professional and competent, not to mention extremely talented. Thanks so much!!
I cannot glorify this bakery enough!! People are still talking about the look and taste of the wedding cake!! It was a big Read more...
I cannot glorify this bakery enough!! People are still talking about the look and taste of the wedding cake!! It was a big hit!! I completely recommend Cake Studio for all brides, you will not be disappointed. From initial consultation to delivery, Sonia is all professional and competent, not to mention extremely talented. Thanks so much!! Read less
Services Used: Favors & Gifts
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HSeaton
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
My cake was not only beautiful but also tasty, moist and melting in the mouth. Thank you so much for making my wedding day complete!
My cake was not only beautiful but also tasty, moist and melting in the mouth. Thank you so much for making my wedding day Read more...
My cake was not only beautiful but also tasty, moist and melting in the mouth. Thank you so much for making my wedding day complete! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake
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Jean
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Sweet Thing Black Orchid helped ease our wedding day woes! They did a fabulous job helping us plan everything. After having a disaster meeting with another wedding planner, we met with Melanie and she was so understanding and reassuring that everything would go smoothly. It did! I have never felt more relaxed than I did on my wedding day. I thought for sure that I would be worried about this and that and not enjoy my special day (like so many of my friends), but everything came together perfectly and I got to have a great time on the most important day of my life!
Sweet Thing Black Orchid made our wedding cake and it was delicious and so beautiful. I never thought I would be able to afford a cake like the one I had, but their prices were very reasonable. The candy favors that were made for the guests were out of this world! The planning of the wedding in particular was impressive. I'm sooooo glad that I spent the money to have a wedding planner. Had I done this on my own I would have wound up either with a headache or not getting married at all!!!
Sweet Thing Black Orchid helped ease our wedding day woes! They did a fabulous job helping us plan everything. After Read more...
Sweet Thing Black Orchid helped ease our wedding day woes! They did a fabulous job helping us plan everything. After having a disaster meeting with another wedding planner, we met with Melanie and she was so understanding and reassuring that everything would go smoothly. It did! I have never felt more relaxed than I did on my wedding day. I thought for sure that I would be worried about this and that and not enjoy my special day (like so many of my friends), but everything came together perfectly and I got to have a great time on the most important day of my life!
Sweet Thing Black Orchid made our wedding cake and it was delicious and so beautiful. I never thought I would be able to afford a cake like the one I had, but their prices were very reasonable. The candy favors that were made for the guests were out of this world! The planning of the wedding in particular was impressive. I'm sooooo glad that I spent the money to have a wedding planner. Had I done this on my own I would have wound up either with a headache or not getting married at all!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Wedding Planning
Sweet Thing - Black Orchid responded with the following comments:

Thank you once again for the opportunity to help you with your wedding. We all had so much fun and you were a dream bride. You made our jobs easy and I have to say....yours was a wedding to remember-gorgeous!

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